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Red Rooster Harlem

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  • American (Traditional), American (New), Southern & Soul
  • 310 Lenox Ave, New York NY10027 40.8081474 -73.9449096
  • (Btwn 125th & 126th St)
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  • (212) 792-9001
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User Ratings (Based on 66 reviews)

2.895
Food 2.8 Value 2.3
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 792-9001
Website:
www.redroosterharlem.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx Happy Hour Mon-Thu: 4pm-6pm
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-3pm+5:30pm-10:30p Fri: 11:30am-3pm+5:30pm-11:30pm Sat: 10am-3pm+5pm-11:30pm Sun: 10am-3pm+5pm-10pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Trendy, Live Entertainment, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Harlem Habitant on 02/24/2011

    Best Brunch Ever

    I've been traveling around to brunch all over Manhattan, and am VERY happy a great spot has opened up in the neighborhood. We went 2/13/11, as a pre-Valentine's Day treat. We got seated right away, which was great, but if you're a larger group it's best to get there on the earlier side, as they don't take brunch reservations. Service was decent at best, our waitress while friendly, took too long to attend to us (another waiter had to stop by before she finally came over) and brought out our appetizer and entrees together. Apps: Cornbread w/ tomato jam and honey butter spreads. This was AMAZING! The cornbread was warm (and shaped like a slice of pound cake), and the tomato jam was out of this world! Entree: I had the shrimp w/ poached egg and red grits, which was satisfying and the grits were the perfect consistency. Flavored perfectly, I was very happy with my choice. My fiance got the burger, and he raved about it. He said it was the best burger he had ever had, and coming from a foodie, I don't take that lightly. I didn't try it because I don't do mayo. Had some of the fries, which were very good, but nothing spectacular. Dessert: Sweet potato donuts w/ cinnamon. Very yummy-- came w/ 2 dipping sauces; one icing type and another watery one that I didn't really use. I could've eaten at least 4 more of those little donut holes. SKIP: cocktails-- the mimosas, while very good, with the perfect orange juice/champagne ratio, were $12, and unless we were drinking freshly squeezed OJ w/ DOM, it was not worth $12. Overall, very nice decor--- the fact that Marcus walked around a few times made us feel as if people in the kitchen stepped it up. The waitstaff needs to get it together---or at least the waitress we had-- especially on a busy Sunday. Side note: we were seated next to the gospel trio, who reminded me of an SNL skit. They were fine, but a comical and over the top...especially since they were riffing to the styling of a Yamaha keyboard. I don't know where or when these other folks had their experiences, but ours was amazing, and I figured I share. I'm going back this Sunday for the nuggets and toast entree I was originally leaning toward! (I'm gonna skip the mimosas though ;-))

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Sam L. on 02/23/2011

    Did I eat at the same restaurant?

    I am totally mystified by the number of bad reviews on menu pages. Maybe since the chef has such a reputation, people expect to be "wowed" and were not. Dined at Red Rooster this past Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. The vibe is very unique, with a happening bar and warm dining room. The only drawback was the service. More specifically, the bar service. Drinks just took too long to get--including coffee. There seemed to be plenty of waitstaff, but they all seemed very disorganized. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, and helped us order some amazing dishes. The shrimp with grits appetizer, catfish special, cornbread, veggy main dish, side of collards, pumpkin donuts and black and white pie were standouts. The menu pricing is all over the place, but you can get in and out at a fair price. We had 2 appetizers, 4 entrees, 1 side, 1 order of cornbread, a bottle of wine, a beer, a martini and 3 desserts, and total with tax/tip was $62/person. I would call the cuisine southern with global influences. Hope the service improves with time.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Olton Group on 02/22/2011

    Great Service! Order Baked Mac & Greens!

    Family of 4, reservations for weekday lunch at noon. Many available tables. Excellent service from hostess, coat check, waiter, etc. Lemonade didn't taste homemade. Caution: iced tea is unsweetened. Atmosphere very nice, dim lights, shades of brown, soft music. Nice view of open kitchen in back and bar in the front. Crusty bread with olive oil was delicious. Baked mac and greens = perfection! Cheesy, gooey goodness. LIked by everyone at the table. Served with a salad. Blackened catfish with black eyed peas & greens was good. Diner wished there was a larger portion of peas and didn't like smell of a particular spice on fish. Steak & oxtail had nice flavor, meat was tender. Enjoyed our lunch, knew the prices going in so the bill was hardly a surprise. Worth a visit. I would go back for the mac & greens!

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by jycinnyc on 02/20/2011

    Hit-or-miss

    Restaurant has a casual vibe with a friendly, professional staff. The bar was hopping. We were seated at communal tables near the open kitchen, which is a little noisy because you hear all the orders being yelled out. The food was all over the place. The sublime: oxtail. The really good: crabcake, pulled pork snack, meatballs. The avoid at all costs: cauliflower, oysters. The people next to us got yard bird, the fish with lentils, collard greens, and yams, and only liked the fish. I think the menu should be edited. The soul-Swedish thing doesn't really work.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Big Daddy on 02/20/2011

    Good service - mediocre food

    I expected to be treated as a Rooster but the only dirty bird at my table was on the plate! Brunch was fine - food was nothing special. Not worth a trip to Harlem. Basically high end diner food.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by bigbangtheory on 02/13/2011

    disappointed.......but might give it another chance later when they work out some kinks!

    so we went there for a pre-valentine's day dinner. now i admit that sunday is not the best day of the week to go out for a nice dinner but geeeeeez.......this was really disappointing. we had the corn bread side, crab cakes, salmon entree, steak entree with fries, and shared a plate of mac and greens. the only thing that i really liked at all was the cornbread. it was very nice. when you throw down $140 for dinner for two you expect a bit more. the service was ok......not as attentive as i would expect a great restaurant do have. and one pet peeve. the tables are unusually wide for an intimate dinner for two....it's hard to carry on a conversation across such a broad table for two in light of the constant din in the restaurant. anyway, marcus came by the tables...that was nice...but he didn't even bother to ask how everything was. i hope he learns from these comments that people living in harlem still expect excellent service, good value, and solidly made flavorful food. i didn't find much of any of these things unfortunately.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by anonymous on 02/10/2011

    Finally, great service in Harlem, but mediocre food

    We waited three weeks for a dinner reservation only to realize it was not worth it. The food was neither imaginative nor well prepared. We ordered crab cakes as a first course and there was nothing remarkable about them. As an entree we had one order of the ox tails, which were overly sweet, and the fried "yard-bird" (chicken). The chicken was a complete let-down: flavorless and not crispy. Our bill came to over $100 for a dinner that most likely would not have been more than $60 anywhere else in a 20 block radius. The one saving grace was that our server was polite, efficient, and extremely professional.

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